Have you ever found yourself going through a certain situation, or just life wondering why I am stressed about “xyz”? Well what about focusing so hard on a situation or circumstance that you are completely missing God’s message for you or His will for your situation, or better yet, losing track about what you would need to be doing in that moment? I can say that I for sure have been in this situation more times than I would care to count.
Matthew 6:33 – “Seek First the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you”.
We live in a world that is so full of fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, anger, uncertainty, etc. We are taught so much to focus on God’s will for us and everything will work itself out. Don’t you find it tough “in the moment” to do just that? What about when a situation feels so intense that there is no way that God can have a plan for this? Well He does, no matter what!
Strangely enough, how I came about this as a discussion point, even after all this time since I wrote my last post (roughly two weeks), I was getting ready for work. Being in the Military, you wear a uniform with boots as the footwear. In this particular moment, I was so focused on what was going on in a circumstance that was happening that I put my socks on and then put my boots on and tied them up before trying to put my pants on. With my boots on, there was no way I was going to be able to put my pants on! Just as finished up with my boots, I realized what had happened. I lost site of the process. I was like ugh! Why can’t anything go right?!
Then I was like AHA! I was so focused on what was going on that I messed up something as simple as putting my pants on before I put my boots on. This is what satan does to us all the time.
He gets us to focus on a circumstance that we tend to lose sight or miss God’s will for us in a moment. Conversely, satan also loves to subtlety entice us to do something that is typically a good and fun thing to do (play video games) so it appears innocent in a moment God is trying to tell us something, or if we are in a routine part of our day that involves God, so that we again lose focus on what God wants for us or what He wants to show us. He is the master deceiver.
God calls on us all to focus on His kingdom first. He wants us all to put His will for us before anything and everything else. We need to first hear what He wants and do just that. We need to give thanks in all situations and trust that He has a divine plan for it, NO MATTER WHAT THE STAKES ARE! Even if it seems like an impossible task.
James 1:12 – “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him”.
Remember, God allows our faith to be tested. He wants to see how serious we really are in this life. Remember that this life is temporary. The glory we are promised once we have finished God’s work here is forever! I can tell you one thing…. I am looking forward to the time God calls on me to come into His kingdom! Until then, I shall do His work for me, love Jesus and always acknowledge Him as my Lord and Savior, and keep the faith! I will say that my faith has been tested to the max in my life it seems. However, I always know the same thing that is true… God is love and He is eternal. Jesus gives me the strength to get through everything,
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ… God Bless!